Amenemhet II

Amenemhet II

(ä'mĕnĕm`hĕt, ā'–), d. 1903 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty; son and successor of Sesostris ISesostris I
, d. 1926 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, 2d ruler of the XII dynasty; son and successor of Amenemhet I. He was coregent with his father from 1980 B.C.; from 1971 to 1926 he was sole ruler. His reign was notable for successful campaigns in Nubia.
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. He was coregent with his father (1938–1935 B.C.), then sole ruler (1935–1906 B.C.), finally coregent with his son and successor, Sesostris IISesostris II
, d. 1878 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty. He was the son of Amenemhet II, first his coregent (1900 B.C.), then his successor (1897–1878). His son Sesostris III succeeded him. d. 1840 B.C., succeeded (1878 B.C.) his father Sesostris II.
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. He reopened the mines of Sinai.
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In The Sphinx Mystery: The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis (Inner Traditions; 978-1-59477-271-9) Robert Temple, Egypt ExplorationSociety member and author of The Sirius Mystery, along with his co-author and wife Olivia Temple, assert that the Sphinx was originally a monument to Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead with a jackal's head and body; later the head was re-carved as that of Pharaoh Amenemhet II.
It seems, however, that mining activity at the Gebel el-Zeit began as early as the reign of Amenemhet II and continued, not without interruption, down to the reign of Ramses II, giving a general chronological range of ca.